You may be able to get a reverse bit, and back them out. Mine were so bad I
had to drill out the spotweld, and pull the bracket out. A little heat
might help, but that will then get you repainting your jambs, which you will
be doing anyway. Nice place for anti-seize when you re-assemble!
I had the rockers off, so I could reach up in there and pull them out.
PS: My intake manifold is off, and I am building up the area of the intake
manifold that the washer hits to get it the same height as the exhaust.
Seems like the best long term solution. Taking it to an aluminum welder
tonight, should just be four drips...
From: sidney raper [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, June 18, 1999 2:17 PM
Subject: 1500 help and such
I may have something of interest to the 3 seat 1500 owners. I found that my
parts car had the original seat upholstery in the last remaining original
seat in it. I was able to get enough of the wooden base for the seat
cushion to make an accurate pattern. (Yes folks, the early cars had
fiberglass buckets. The upholstery was glued to the cushion in the back and
on part of the sides while up front there was a plywood panel that the rest
of it glued to. Very interesting setup!)
Anyway, I have had the presence of mind to save the pattern and I will be
happy to make a tracing of it for any 1500 owner out there that may need
Now I need some help. I broke ALL FOUR BOLTS on the lower passenger door
hinge. The ones that I broke are on the cowl post, not the door. I know
that this panel is "caged", but I don't know how to get to it without
cutting (ugh!) Has anyone gone down that road that can help?
1964 1500 (going down to bare metal for a full repaint!)